Optimizing the Season

This is your annual public service announcement from the HSSA (Holiday Spiritual Safety Administration), with a few reminders to help make your holiday season safe and successful:

1. To optimize your experience with your fellow passengers, we recommend staying in thankfulness for every good relationship, every good circumstance, and every good thing in your life. Look for opportunities to bless those who are physically around you before commenting on someone’s food selfie on your phone.

2. Be sure to keep your identity with you at all times. Don’t allow worry, frustration, or bitterness to scam you into surrendering any personal assets. You are the beloved, powerful son or daughter of God, full of his grace, joy, peace, kindness, faith, hope, and love. That identity is your passport to reaching your destination.

3. Do not accept anyone’s baggage, even from family, no matter how much you’re guilted into taking it. Feel free to help others unpack theirs if they request it, but don’t carry anything that isn’t yours.

4. If you experience any turbulence, don’t panic. In Jesus you’re able to handle the most difficult circumstances confidently and brilliantly. From family to finances, you can fully trust in the skill of your pilot.

5. Smile. Chuckle. Laugh hard enough to snort once in a while. This is a journey of celebration, not performance, so be intentional about enjoying it. No matter what’s going on around you, you are empowered and equipped to be genuinely joyful as you travel.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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